mother and my stepfather. >> back live here at the scene, according to family members, they're absolutely distraught. the red cross is on the scene, helping about 30 members of this family, including many children, to deal with this tragedy. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. about three weeks ago, there was an apartment fire nearby, not far from here, that was it deemed the result of a molotov cocktail. at this point, there's no word if there is any connection to this fire here this morning. this was not the only fire the baltimore city firefighters were battling today. about an hour prior to this fire, firefighters were called to a very serious fire on a street located in the southeast portion of the city. in that fire, no civilians were injured. however, three firefighters were seriously hurt battling the fire in the basement.